Linga received Ph.D. in Chemistry from National Institute of Technology Trichy (India) in 2012. Before moving to KAUST, Linga worked as a Postdoctoral researcher from 2013 to 2015 with Prof. Dong Hyun KIM in the Chemical Engineering Department at Kyungpook National University, South Korea. In 2015, he moved to Prof. Jean-Marie Basset group at KAUST Catalysis Center in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. Linga research interests focus on catalysis and reaction engineering innovation for the conversion of fossil and biomass feedstocks to fuels and chemicals. Heterogeneous catalyst development for ultra-clean fuels production from fuel processing, CO2 conversion and utilization; reforming of hydrocarbons and alcohol fuels for syngas and H2 production; catalysis and reaction chemistry for energy conversion; and synthesis and applications of nano-porous catalytic and sorbent materials.